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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry spiritual story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

Morning Fog

Cruising along in my kayak

enjoying the pace

beautiful colors in the sky

mist of my face

Normally adversaries

thin fog surrounds me

being burned off by the sun

allowing me to be safe and free

Blending with the sun

a beautiful picture forms

rich colors highlight life

an exception to the norm

As the fog lifts

birds begin to sing

rapids provide harmony

sounds of a waterfall ring

Above the mountain

there is a rainbow

sparkles in the rocks

continuing the flow

Nature flows

as the day progresses

cleansing the spirit

taking away all life’s stresses

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The Warning

Sitting on a fence

the swallow begins to sing

symptomatic changes of weather

as sirens ring

Take cover

calm between the storms

a tornado is coming

stronger than the norm

Sounding like a train

tornado getting stronger

swallow moves on

can’t stay any longer

Spouting in the water

moving along a path

finally receding into the clouds

leaving signs of its wrath

People emerge

no one is harmed

a wonderful relief

everyone heeded the alarm

The sun shines

the swallow sings a happy song

community working together

bonds are strong

Community restored

there is a celebration

living in harmony

in the nation

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Meditation of the Day

A doorway appears

in the present and the past

the future ahead

which role do I cast

In the past

times of joys and pain

pleasant memories

nostalgia fun to gain

The present filled

with adventures of today

the moment is here

time to play

The future is uncertain

could go either way

safety or risk

the road is gray

My thoughts control

the essence of time

beauty and serentiy

or bitterness and crime

Another moment passes

the future is now the present

have chosen serenity

in this segment

Each moment thoughts

become the doorway

the road is colorful

and filled with flower bouquets

Meditation over

a smile on my face

soul is comforted

by the feeling of grace

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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#FOWC #rdp celebrations culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles nature poetry spiritual story telling word of the day challenge

A Moonlit Festival

The moonlight filtered

through the trees

an autumn festival in the woods

comforting for me

A combination of

music and food

a small craft fair

serenity is the mood

Many types of art

exhibited on the street

fall wreaths and decorated knockers

all colorful treats

Painted faces

children diving for apples

a variety of carnival rides

candy with a snapple

Sitting by a bonfire

joining in the singing

delightful voices

a bell is ringing

Home now

snoozing by the fire

happy and content

with all that I desire

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The Joy of the Hummingbird

Soaring in the air

a fearless acrobat

aerial battles with others

going tit for tat

Steadfast in the journey

taking nectar from the flower

joyfully spreading pollen

a wonderful superpower

Continuing to a feeder

a special treat

spending but a moment

nectar is sweet

Captured digitally

actions being shared

bringing joy to others

happy that they care

Winter comes

time to move on

migrating to the south

where the days are long

I will return

have no fear

enjoy the videos

till spring next year

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie nature poetry spiritual story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

A Caged Spirit

Poor in spirit

heart of stone

the bird’s wings oscillated

feeling so alone

Trapped in a cage

no longer able to sing

begging for death

feeling a painful sting

Death comes

spirit is released

growing bigger

flying away from the beast

Flying through the clouds

stone begins to break

feeling wanted and loved

alive and awake

Spirit is healing

letting go of all hate

colors become brighter

getting closer to the gate

Entering into paradise

bird lands on a tree

joining others in song

he is truly free

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#FFFC #FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

The Doors of Life

Standing in the field

staring at the doors

which one to walk through

to be rich or poor

Opening a door

to instant wealth

a luxurious lifestyle

filled with self

Luxury turns to greed

beauty loses its appeal

spirit becomes dark

longing for something real

Opening another door

filled with poverty

pain and suffering

living somberly

Life is difficult

never finding a friend

people turn on each other

survival till the end

There is a third door

combination of the two

quirky choices

slightly open with a view

Looking around

people helping each other

through times good and bad

everyone is a sister or brother

Poverty disappears

there is an abundance for all

gratitude for life

allowing no one to fall

Happiness lies

through love and grace

decisively walking through this door

a life to embrace

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#FOWC #rdp culture daily prompt inspiration intentional living life lifestyles poetry story telling Uncategorized word of the day challenge

A Sunday Afternoon

Taking action

on a Sunday afternoon

dancing in the sunshine

to a happy tune

Riding my bicycle

to the local cafe

enjoying a scrumptious dessert

before returning to play

Conversation with friends

having a beer

a game of cornhole

scoring with each cheer

Saying goodbye

to a blessed day

sleeping in cool comfort

as pleasant dreams come my way

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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An Autumn Day

The lively choreography of autumn

an emphasis on leaves

a kaleidoscope of colors

putting the spirit at ease

A briskness in the air

cool to the skin

wrapped in a blanket

watching the leaves spin

Fall decorations

surround the patio

colorful pumpkins and mums

smooth jazz on the radio

Firepit lit

s’mores and hot apple cider

love and laughter

smile grows wider

Silent now

listening to the crickets

sky filled with stars

moonlight filters through the thicket

A beautiful season

harvest of serenity

the smells of autumn

oh so heavenly

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Peach Delight

With a sense of foreboding

looking into the sky

a tree appears

leaves are their ally

Having been bamboozled

to come to this sight

promised a treat

a fruitful delight

Coming closer

is a huge squirrel

squealing out loud

tail beginning to twirl

Grabbing a peach

the squirrel climbs down

others join him

playing like clowns

Hearing sounds

the squirrels speed off

having claimed their prize

a dramatic blast off

Back in safety

there is pure joy

a sweet delight

leaving the pit as a toy

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce